Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Tools

My Canon Ixus 500 HS is an indispensable tool in my kit.  It’s a new acquisition and designed for the hopeless amateur photographers like me. It’s a simple point and click digital camera and yields a very acceptable image, for my purposes.  I use it to record visual snippets during days out of the studio which can be a stimulus to later inspiration. It’s also is a crucial aide memoire  in the studio – once I’ve created an image I often take a photo of it before finally gluing the papers into place, since they often slip during the fixing process and hours of work can be destroyed.

My photographic efforts are strictly  practical, so it’s always inspiring to see some of the real pros at work:

The photographs of Diane Arbus also stimulate much thought and debate.  Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph by Diane Arbus and Doon Arbus (2 Jul 2012) is a worthwhile read.